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Best things to do in Izabal Department

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Establishment
“An enchanting experience to visit a real Spaniard Castle built in 1595. This castle was built to protect Lago Izabal from English Pirates and The Pirates of the Caribbean.”
3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Local supermarket located in fronteras is stocked with pretty much everything you need to get by. 5 min ride from our apartment.”
3 locals recommend
Establishment
3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Quiriguá’s history parallels that of Copán, of which it was a dependency during much of the classic period. Of the three sites in this area, only the present archaeological park is of interest. Quiriguá’s location lent itself to the carving of giant stelae. Beds of brown sandstone in the nearby Río Motagua had cleavage planes suitable for cutting large pieces. Though soft when first cut, the sandstone dried hard in the air. With Copán’s expert artisans nearby for guidance, Quiriguá’s stone carvers were ready for greatness. All they needed was a great leader to inspire them – and to pay for the carving of the huge stelae.”
3 locals recommend
Establishment
“Finca Paraiso is a private property near Rio Dulce that’s well known as a local daytime hangout. The property boasts plenty of shaded and cool riverside areas, a few natural hot springs with water reaching about 40 ºC (100 ºF), and a sunny beach for those days that are cool enough to sunbathe. There’s a small restaurant near the entrance to the park that serves three meals daily. Vendors often work in and around the area selling coconuts, fruits, candies and more. The park can be uncomfortably busy during the winter holidays (late December through the first week of January) as well as near Semana Santa (the week preceding Easter Sunday).”
4 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
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“Down a laneway opposite the Litegua bus office (200m up the main street past the end of the bridge), this open-air riverfront bar-restaurant makes great sandwiches on homemade bread and offers a good selection of vegetarian dishes, tasty brick-oven pizzas and fresh juices. It's also the place to come for unbiased information about the area.”
2 locals recommend
Lodging
“Unique place! You have to walk to get to a beautiful waterfall. The temperature of the waterfall is hot but the river is cold so it's pretty awesome. ”
2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“The Gran Cañon of the river Rio Dulce is close enough to Lívingston to explore by kayak. You can rent kayaks next door to our inn. ”
1 local recommends
Point of Interest
1 local recommends
Lodging
“ This hotel is on the way to the waterfall of Sietes Altares (Google does not place it correctly) and has a nice bar on the beach with hammocks. Ideal place to take a sun bath or have a cold drink. ”
1 local recommends
Establishment
1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“Great place to learn a little bit about pirates, Inguat offers a tour and you can get there by boat or car.”
1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“First Class Bus Station in Rio Dulce to Guatemala City and Tikal http://www.litegua.com/”
3 locals recommend
Hotel
1 local recommends
Restaurant
1 local recommends
Bar
“The local spot for a fun crowd, good music and cold beer...! Try the Shack Burger to taste The Best Burger on The Caribbean.”
2 locals recommend